Date: 16th October 2016 at 10:23am
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The Football Association is working a standard set of rules for walking football – after a huge rise in popularity of the sport. It was only invented back in 2011 an there are now more than 800 clubs playing the sport in the UK.

Nick Roberts helps to run sessions in Greater Manchester and said…

‘There is discrepancy in what is and isn’t allowed, for example the head height rule. The basic rules of no running and minimal physical contact hare normally applied.’

Walking football has grown in popularity, starting in 2011 as a low-impact alternative, there are now 800 clubs playing the sport.

Dave Dwyer plays the game: ‘It’s always spelled out in our sessions how we should be doing it, so we don’t endanger ourselves. It makes sure we are doing the activity, but doing it safely.’

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Thursday 13 October 2016.



As someone who is middle-aged and with a crocked knee (due to years of playing football) then I for one welcome this new type of footballing format.

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